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Albino Orozco finishes 2-2 at national tournament

Less than one month after he capped his senior year at Turlock High with a 7th place finish at the State Tournament, Albino Orozco again found himself on the mat, only this time he was competing against the best wrestlers the nation, not just California, had to offer.

April 01, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Delhi jumps into top spot with win over TC

It was a matchup between top-tier and lower-tier Southern Athletic League teams Friday afternoon when 7th place Turlock Christian High hosted 2nd place Delhi High in a game that was originally scheduled to be played on Wednesday.

March 28, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


TJHS coach wins national championship

James Hollister's reputation precedes itself. Serving 47 years as the track and field coach at Turlock Junior High, his name is synonymous with running and fitness by most in Turlock.

March 27, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


TC athletic director resigns

After two and a half years at Turlock Christian High, Shane Smith, former head football coach and current athletic director, is stepping away. Smith, who coached the Eagles during the 2011 and 2012 season before turning in his whistle for the athletic director position duties in 2013, has decided to resign at the end of this school year to accept a teaching and coaching position at Modesto Christian High at the beginning of the 2014 school year.

March 27, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman tops Turlock in late innings

Turlock and Pitman High softball teams marked the end of the first round of league play with an old fashioned rivalry game Tuesday afternoon. In the first cross-town matchup of the season, the Pride welcomed the Bulldogs to Arrowhead Field where the two waged a defensive battle for much of the game.

March 25, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Eagles fall to Grizzlies

Turlock Christian High continued its uphill battle against its Southern Athletic League opponents when the Eagles softball team hosted Mariposa County High on Friday. Though the Lady Eagles showed signs of improvement against Waterford High a week ago-losing by only three runs as opposed to double digits-they were ultimately unable to overcome the Grizzlies as they lost 13-1 in five innings.

March 21, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Turlock splashes past Hilmar

The Central California Conference met the Trans Valley League Wednesday afternoon when Hilmar High traveled to the Steve Feaver Aquatic Center to face off against Turlock High in a non-league swim meet.

March 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Coyotes pick up win over Eagles

Denair High's tennis team completed the first of its three-round league schedule with a win over Turlock Christian High on Wednesday as its boys and girls earned an 8-1 victory.

March 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman sweeps county meet

The participants of the second annual County Clash Meet, between Stanislaus and Merced counties on March 29, were decided on Friday at the Stanislaus County Meet, which saw 60 local athletes make the top-eight cut of their respective events.

March 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Hawks win first clash with Coyotes

Delhi High's softball team earned a much needed win over Southern Athletic League rival Denair High Friday afternoon to improve its league record to an even 1-1. Just two days after dropping a one-run loss to Mariposa High in the seventh inning, the Hawks beat back the Coyotes 7-2 to set up must-win matchup against Waterford High on Wednesday.

March 14, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


SAL teams at the starting line

Three local teams are preparing for the beginning of track season in the Southern Athletic League. Turlock Christian, Delhi, and Denair High have been conditioning and training their respective athletes for the past couple months with some in search of a SAL championship and others simply in search of competition.

March 13, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Hilmar’s Devon Mederios signs D1 letter of intent

Hilmar High's Devon Mederios is the latest local athlete to secure an athletic future at the collegiate level after signing his letter of intent with Sacramento State University's football team. Mederios, who was a key component of the Yellowjackets' 13-1 season in 2013, will join the Hornets' roster as a walk-on at the kicker position.

March 13, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Pitman over Turlock in Pedretti final

It was a rematch of rivals on Saturday during the championship game of the 30th annual Atch Pedretti Tournament. Around this time last year, Turlock and Pitman High clashed over the Pedretti championship for the first time in the tournament's history, with the Bulldogs emerging victorious by landslide victory.

March 11, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Back to the track

Turlock and Pitman High kicked off track season on Friday by going the distance, joining 16 other high schools at Joe Debely Stadium for the Pitman Distance Wars. But while only a handful of each team's track competitors actually saw action on Friday, their respective rosters-sprinters, jumpers, and throwers-were in attendance to cheer their teammates on.

March 07, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


CCC Baseball closing in

Basketball season is over and wrestling season is winding down. Winter is making way for spring, and you know what that means-baseball is upon us.

March 06, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


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Articles By Author - Frankie Tovar


Hilmar falls three points short for second week in a row

Hilmar High remains winless at home after Fresno High spoiled the Yellowjackets' homecoming celebrations with a 24-21 victory at McSweeney Field Friday night.

September 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


5 Questions for Hayden Steger

Q. How is this year's team different than last year's?

September 20, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


Lady Bulldogs take second in first CCC center meet

Central California Conference cross country competition began Wednesday afternoon as runners from six schools braved a three-mile course through Merced's Applegate Park in the first CCC center meet of the season.

September 18, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | SPORTS


Turlock volleyball opens league play with win

Turlock High's volleyball team bounced back from last week's straight-set loss to Hilmar High with a straight-set victory of its own in Monday's Central California Conference home opener against Golden Valley High.

September 16, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | High School Sports


49ers christen Levi’s Stadium with loss to Bears

It was a rough day at the office for Colin Kaepernick Sunday night when San Francisco hosted Chicago in the 49ers' first regular season game at Levi's Stadium.

September 16, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Sports Professional


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